The Best Bars and Nightclubs in Kigali

Trophy's cocktails
Trophy's cocktails | Courtesy of Leah Feiger
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16 September 2017

In the last few years, the going out scene in Kigali has grown tremendously. New bars and nightclubs have sprung up all over the city, and late nights have become very common. Cocktail bars, happy hours, and live music can now be found several nights a week, and options for going out have diversified. Check out our guide below to the best bars and nightclubs in Kigali.

Choma'D

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Choma'D in Kigali
Choma'D in Kigali | © Courtesy of Dereck Kyaru

Choma’D

Choma’D, restaurant and bar in the Nyarutarama neighborhood, is one of Kigali’s hippest spots. Consistently busy, the bar has long communal tables that stay packed late. Their cocktails are flowing, and the selection of comfort food (think mac and cheese) is perfect for a night out.

Choma’D, KG 9, Kigali, Rwanda

Choma'D in Kigali

Choma’D in Kigali | © Courtesy of Dereck Kyaru

Trophy's Sports Lounge

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Trophy’s Sports Lounge

One of the newest additions to Kigali’s bar scene, Trophy’s has quickly become a city staple. Their cocktails are the best in the city (try the Dawa or the Cowboy Kiss), and their happy hours on Thursday and Friday (buy one get one free) are unbeatable.

Trophy’s Sports Lounge, KG 8, Kigali, Rwanda, +250 736 938 277

Trophy's cocktails

Trophy’s cocktails | Courtesy of Leah Feiger

Cocobean

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Cocobean in Kigali
Cocobean in Kigali | © Courtesy of Leah Feiger

Cocobean

Cocobean does not generally get started until quite late, but when it gets started, it is the place to be in Kigali. The indoor bar and dance floor spill out onto the adjacent pool deck, as a mix of Kigali residents dance, flirt, and drink their way through the large location.

Cocobean, KG 5, Kigali, Rwanda, +250 788 990 811

Cocobean in Kigali

Cocobean in Kigali | © Courtesy of Leah Feiger

Ubumwe Grande Hotel

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View from the Ubumwe Grande Hotel
View from the Ubumwe Grande Hotel | © Courtesy of Joli Tropisme

Ubumwe Grande Hotel

Though expensive, the view from the bar at the Ubumwe Grande hotel is one of the best in the city. Sip and swirl white wine, grab some bar snacks, and settle in with some friends for a classy evening out on the town.

Ubumwe Grande Hotel, KG 67, Kigali, Rwanda, +250 783 744 755

View from the Ubumwe Grande Hotel

View from the Ubumwe Grande Hotel | © Courtesy of Joli Tropisme